Samuel Johnson

1709 - 1784

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on credulity, encouragement, interest, love, truth, and war

Among the calamities of war may be numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates, and credulity encourages.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on suffering

When any calamity has been suffered, the first thing to be remembered is how much has been escaped.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on cheating and hope

I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat, by the menaces of a ruffian.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on certainty, curiosity, and mind

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: The Rambler, March 12, 1751

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on life

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Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on abstinence and difficulty

Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Anecdotes of Johnson by Hannah More

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on imitation

Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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